YBOR CITY: The time is here…Tampa Bay, are you ready? The “2011 KAM/BABS Sexiest Musicians of Tampa Bay Awards Show & After Party” will take place tomorrow, Sunday, June 26th at the Cigar City Saloon (formerly the Full Moon Saloon) in Ybor City from Noon – whenever. Though there has been all kinds of rumors floating around that the awards show event was canceled, it hasn’t been. The event will take place tomorrow as scheduled.
The day & night-long event will be hosted & MC’d by Keith Wilkins, along with Dina Mead of Bay Area Band Source. The event will feature an awards ceremony, An after party with drink specials, live performances from 10 bands, an All-Star Jam, an open jam, venders, an appearance by the “Spawn Girls” from Spawn Guitars, and Black Pearl Rock Radio will be broadcasting live from the event as well.
All total, 6 awards will be given out for the following categories:
- Sexiest Drummer of Tampa Bay.
- Sexiest Bassist of Tampa Bay
- Sexiest Guitarist of Tampa Bay.
- Sexiest Singer of Tampa Bay.
- Sexiest Band of Tampa Bay.
- Sexiest Musician of Tampa Bay.
In addition to the 6 main awards that will be handed out that night, there will also be 4 surprise “St. Petersburg Live Music Bar Scene Examiner Column” plaques handed out by Keith Wilkins as well.
9 bands will be performing at the awards show ceremony, including:
- Third Story Basement (featuring Kevin Keene)
- Black Rose (featuring new lead singer Kristi Blue)
- Twisted Logic
- Midnight Rush
- Diamond Gray
- The return of Triple Threat
- Sobriety X
There will also be appearances by Steve Sturgis (Monster), and Constance Hilton as well. In addition, there will be an All-Star jam at the end of the awards show ceremony that will feature all of the award winners.
Several vendor tables will be set up with representatives from the following:
- The Bay Buzz.
- Spawn Guitars (with the lovely Spawn Girls)
- Custom made hats by “Tazz” (Triple Threat band)
- Black Pearl Rock Radio (broadcasting live from the event).
Keith Wilkins will also be raffling off a framed “2011 KAM/BABS Sexiest Musicians of Tampa Bay Awards Show“ event promo poster, autographed by himself, Dina Mead of Bay Area Band Source, and all the musicians who will be appearing at the event. Raffle tickets will cost $1.00 each, and all the proceeds will go to “The Bay Buzz” (Non-profit organization) to help fund their local music news website and annual “Buzz Fest” concert.
The after party event will take place iimmediately following the awards show ceremony. The after party will offer drink specials that include a $10.00 “Sink or Swim”. Tampa Bay band, Soul’N’Tension, will perform at the after party, followed by an open jam hosted by the band as well.
Awards Show Ceremony schedule (subject to change):
Noon – 12:45pm – Third Story Basement featuring Kevin Keene (performance).
12:45pm – 1:00pm – Introduction by your hosts, Keith Wilkins & Dina Mead.
1:00pm – 1:45pm – Black Rose featuring Kristi Blue (performance).
1:45pm – 2:00pm – Award given out for Sexiest Bassist.
2:00pm – 2:45pm – Twisted Logic (performance).
2:45pm – 3:00pm – “St. Petersburg Live Music Bar Scene Examiner Column” appreciation plaques awarded to 3 surprise recipients.
3:00pm – 3:45pm – Midnight Rush (performance).
3:45pm – 4:00pm – Award given out for Sexiest Guitarist.
4:00pm – 4:45pm – Diamond Gray (performance).
4:45pm – 5:00pm – Award given out for sexiest Singer.
5:00pm – 5:45pm – Triple Threat (performance).
5:45pm – 6:00pm – Award given out for sexiest Drummer.
6:00pm – 6:45pm – LoudMouth (performance).
6:45pm – 7:00pm – Award given out to sexiest Band.
7:00pm – 7:45pm – Sobriety X (performance).
7:45pm – 8:00pm – Award given out for sexiest Musician
8:00pm – 8:45pm – Wikkid (performance).
8:45pm – 9:00pm – Closing commentary & “thank you’s” by your hosts, Keith Wilkins & Dina Mead.
9:00pm – 9:45pm – All Star Jam featuring the award winners.
Awards Show After Party schedule (subject to change):
10:00pm – 10:45pm – Soul’N’Tension (performance).
10:00pm – ? – Open Jam hosted by Soul’N’Tension.
The event is brought to you by KAM/BABS Promotions, The St. Petersburg Live Music Bar Scene Examiner Column, KAM Music Publishing, & Bay Area Band Source. The event is sponsored in part by: WhereWillWeGoTonght.com, Seminole Music & Sound, Black Pearl Rock Radio, The Bay Buzz, & Spawn Guitars.
Come out, party, and honor the musicians who you voted the sexiest musicians of Tampa Bay!
If you go:
The event will be held at the Cigar City Saloon (formerly the Full Moon Saloon) on Sunday, June 26th, 2011. The event will start at Noon and there will be no cover charge at the door. Cigar City Saloon is located in Ybor City at 1613 East 7th Ave.
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